Wood carpeting bluebells: “Falls of sky-colour.” Illustration: Michael Viney   Falls of sky-colour: wood-carpeting bluebells. Illustration: Michael Viney

There’s one view that sees a carpet of bluebells as a sin against biodiversity: just one species of plant crowding out everything else that might want(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan: “We have the worst record per 100,000 farmers. In the UK they have about 60 per cent of our deaths and throughout Europe it’s only about 50 per cent.” File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The GAA should appoint a national farm safety officer in a bid to reduce the incidence of farm accidents, a report from the Seanad public consultation(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell: suggested “accident-free days” notices

Leading GAA figures should be used to promote farm safety, the Seanad public consultation committee has heard. The committee also heard suggestions f(...)